Phil Eleverum Readies Two LPs, Vast Mount Eerie Tour

Phil Eleverum Readies Two LPs, Vast Mount Eerie Tour
When Phil Elverum says he’s going on tour, he means business, and in more ways than one. On Wednesday (September 3), his roaming merchant wagon/live show got its wheels rolling once again and not for some weak-ass "string of tour dates” but for a gigantic stretch of the suckers, with him playing an impressive 61 Mount Eerie shows in three months. And as usual, he’s got a pile of new releases up for grabs.

First, for the live dates themselves. On the road, the Pacific Northwesterner will be stopping by numerous U.S. cities and a trio of Canadian ones: Montreal on October 12, Ottawa on October 13 and Toronto on October 14. In between, Elverum is making a brief sweep of Australia and at the tail end he’s heading over to Europe, where he’s closing down the tour with an appearance at Norway’s 10th Bodø Hardcore Fest. As for touring partners, he has several, including Why?, Julie Doiron, Thanksgiving, Lucky Dragons, No Kids and Music Tapes.

With the sales items, Elverum will be adding his new album with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire, Lost Wisdom to the merch table and his collection of songs from his Norwegian period, Dawn. The former hits store shelves on October 7 and the latter on November 4, but if you can’t make it to a show or or don’t feel like waiting, you can order and get them promptly delivered now through Elverum’s shop at his record label/small business, P.W. Elverum & Sun. Also, concertgoers will be glad to know Elverum — being the savvy businessman he is — is now accepting credit cards at shows and assures us this is "no joke.”

In even more Elverum news, he is getting ready to launch a new download store at his label site "where you can buy digital albums with extreme direct-ness, and featuring some rarities.” He also has Mount Eerie’s first proper follow-up to his 2005 full-length, No Flashlight, scheduled for a spring 2009 release, titled as Wind’s Poem. On top of that, waiting in the wings is Song Islands Vol. 2, a compilation of Mount Eerie singles that's scheduled to be released "much later.”

Now, here is that long, long list of Mount Eerie tour dates:

9/4 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
9/5 Denver, CO - Brooks Center Arts
9/6 Peñasco, NM - The Peñasco Theatre
9/7 Marfa, TX - Marfa Book Company
9/8 Austin, TX - Mohawk $
9/9 Dallas, TX - Good Records (early show 5:30 p.m.)
9/9 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater $
9/10 Ruston, LA - Louisiana Tech.
9/11 Pensacola, FL - Sluggo’s $
9/12 Gainseville, FL - ComGrounds $
9/13 Miami, FL - White Room $
9/14 Tampa, FL - Transitions Gallery
9/14 Orlando, FL - The Social $
9/15 Athens, GA - Ciné *
9/16 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle $
9/17 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church $
9/18 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom $
9/19 Brooklyn, NY - Lutheran Church of the Messiah
9/20 Northhampton, MA - Iron Horse %
9/21 Worcester, MA - Clark University %
9/22 Providence, RI - Building 16 %
9/23 Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase %
9/24 Pittsfield, MA - Copperworks %
9/25 Saratoga Springs, NY - Skidmore College %
9/26 New Haven, CT - People’s Center %
9/27 Boston, Mass. - Mass Art %
9/28 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College %
10/2 Sydney, Australia - Paddington Uniting Church @
10/3 Newcastle, Australia - Sound Summit festival
10/4 Brisbane, Australia - Lofly Hangar
10/5 Melbourne, Australia - Brunswick Arts Space
10/6 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - the Venue
10/7 Melbourne, Australia - Triple R Performance Space @
10/12 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
10/13 Ottawa, ON - SAW Gallery %
10/14 Toronto, ON - Church of the Redeemer %
10/15 East Lansing, MI - Scene Metrospace %
10/16 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom ^
10/17 Cincinnati, OH - Art Damage Lodge %
10/18 Gambier, OH - Kenyon College %
10/19 Delaware, OH - Ohio Wesleyan University %
10/20 Chicago, IL - AV-aerie %
10/21 Madison, WI - Gates of Heaven %
10/22 Louisville, KY - Skull Alley %
10/23 Bloomington, IN - The Cinemat %
10/24 St. Louis, MO - Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center %
10/25 Springfield, MO - Randy Bacon Gallery %
10/26 Norman, OK - Opolis %
10/27 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21 %
10/28 Phoenix, AZ - Modified %
10/29 Irvine, CA - Cross Cultural Center
10/29 Los Angeles, CA - SiteLA %
10/30 Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
11/1 San Francisco, CA - Million Fishes !
11/2 Oakland, CA - TBA
11/3 Sacramento, CA - VOX
11/4 Eugene, OR - Wandering Goat Cafe
11/15 Castellon, Spain - Tanned Tin Festival
11/17 London, England - Tufnell Park Dome
11/20 Oslo, Norway - TBA
11/21 Bodø, Norway - 10th Bodø Hardcore Fest

$ Why?
@ Lucky Dragons
! White Fang and Thanksgiving
% Julie Doiron and Calm Down, It’s Monday
^ Julie Doiron and NO KIDS and Mirah
* Music Tapes & Thimble Circus and Nesey Gallons